Will continue democratic, legal fight: National Conference

Requests CJ of SC to constitute bench to begin hearings in matter
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Srinagar: National Conference on Thursday reiterated that it will continue its fight using all peaceful, legal and democratic means.

In a joint statement the party leaders said the fight will be to reverse all August 5, 2019 “unconstitutional decisions.” They added that the day will always be remembered when the rights and dignity of people of J&K were illegally snatched away following the unilateral, and unconstitutional abrogation of Articles 370, 35 A.

The day, they said, marks the unceremonious breaching of sacred commitments made to people of J&K in order to uphold the political agenda of BJP and the RSS.

The articles 370 ,35-A, the leaders said, were the manifestation of the solemn commitments made by New Delhi to the people of J&K. The undue decisions, the leaders said, have added to the long prevailing political instability and alienation in the region.

The decisions of August 5, 2019, they further said, violated the spirit of the country's federalism.

The leaders requested the Chief Justice of The Supreme Court to constitute the bench to begin hearings in the matter. “Hon’ble Chief Justice had committed to doing this as soon as the summer break ended. That has happened a few weeks ago, we hope the honourable CJ will convene the bench and start hearings in the matter," they added.

Meanwhile, National Conference sought release of prominent Islamic preacher Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq , saying the continued detention is violation of basic human rights.

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